Three Dots vs. Two Dashes

Three Dots vs. Two Dashes

Whether I’m providing script notes or I’m proofreading scripts, I often find instances where the writer has used three dots (…) where she should have used two dashes (–), or vice versa. When used at the end of a sentence in scene description,...
292 Days!

292 Days!

Time Flies 292 Days. That’s how long it’s been since my last post. Yikes. So where the hell have I been and what have I been doing? Writing. As much as I love this blog, it occurred to me a while back, that I didn’t want to be a successful blogger. I...
Do you have sprachgefühl?

Do you have sprachgefühl?

Spra-what? Some of the coolest words that have permeated the English language are German in origin: schadenfreude… zeitgeist… doppelgänger… And they’re fun to say too! My new favorite word? Sprachgefühl. Why? For years I’ve been talking...
Henry Miller’s Writing Commandments

Henry Miller’s Writing Commandments

I must confess, my only real exposure to author Henry Miller is the provocative film, Henry and June. Based on that movie, I’m surprised he found time to write (Lucky bastard!). But nonetheless he seemed to have an effective approach. Here’s a graphic,...